Night curfew, fresh curbs across Tamil Nadu, Bihar | India News – Times of India

CHENNAI/PATNA: Amid sustained daily surge in the number of Covid cases, Tamil Nadu and Bihar on Sunday imposed night curfew in a bid to restrain the second wave of the pandemic.
Night curfew from 10pm to 4am and total curfew on Sundays will be effective from April 20 in Tamil Nadu. According to a statement issued by the state government, no public or private transport will be allowed during night curfew. Intra-state and inter-state public and private transport will also not be allowed to operate.
“Not over 100 people will be allowed in weddings and for funerals, the number stands at 50. Only 50% employees will be allowed in IT firms. Others should work from home,” the statement said. Continuous process industries can continue to operate even on full curfew days. All tourist locations, including hill stations, beaches, zoos, parks and archeological sites will be barred for the public on all days from April 20. Tamil Nadu has also postponed class 12 state board examinations without fixing a fresh date.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday announced night curfew from 9pm to 5am, besides authorising all district and block headquarters to impose Section 144 of the CrPC to restrict crowd movement in places and areas they would deem as fit for putting prohibitory orders in place. He also announced the payment of one-month additional salary to the frontline doctors, health workers and others concerned.
The government also decided to keep schools, colleges, other educational institutions and religious places closed till May 15. There will be no examination during the period, except those conducted by recruitment commissions, the CM said.
All parks, cinema halls, swimming pools and malls have been closed while all kinds of private and official public functions have been prohibited. Shops, fruit and vegetable mandis will close by 6pm, instead of 7pm. Dining in restaurants and dhabas has been banned but home delivery of edible items is allowed till 9pm, Nitish said. He said the number of persons attending the burial and funeral ceremonies has been pruned to 25, while only 100 persons will now be allowed to participate in the marriage and ‘shraddh’ ceremonies.

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